The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / South East
Rank 6 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 974 1059 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.61% 12.68% 14.61%
As % of the Vendors category 27.24% 26.73% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 590 669
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £170 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 103 121
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% +3.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.33 £55.55 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3576 3962 4462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.98% 47.44% 48.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2062 2207 2336
Median daily rate £410 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 219 217
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +115.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.70 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 279 £375 -6.25% 67
Hampshire +3 246 £375 +7.14% 80
Buckinghamshire +2 140 £400 +14.28% 32
Surrey +1 100 £350 - 61
Oxfordshire -2 57 £400 +35.13% 42
West Sussex +3 56 £410 +2.50% 18
Kent 0 40 £350 - 19
East Sussex +2 25 £325 -7.14% 16
Middlesex +3 15 £220 -34.91% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 700 (34.30%) Windows
2 678 (33.22%) MS Excel
3 509 (24.94%) MS Office
4 489 (23.96%) Active Directory
5 411 (20.14%) Security Cleared
6 365 (17.88%) SQL
7 354 (17.34%) SQL Server
8 340 (16.66%) VMware
9 299 (14.65%) Finance
10 297 (14.55%) SC Cleared
11 293 (14.36%) .NET
12 289 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
13 272 (13.33%) C#
14 262 (12.84%) Windows Server
15 253 (12.40%) ITIL
16 218 (10.68%) Project Management
17 212 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
18 211 (10.34%) Office 365
19 209 (10.24%) SharePoint
20 204 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
20 204 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
21 179 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
22 178 (8.72%) Windows 7
23 171 (8.38%) Linux
24 164 (8.04%) Migration
25 161 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
26 159 (7.79%) Oracle
26 159 (7.79%) MS Exchange
27 157 (7.69%) PowerShell
28 152 (7.45%) Telecoms

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 209 (10.24%) SharePoint
2 159 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 90 (4.41%) Skype for Business
4 78 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (2.65%) IIS
6 41 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (0.78%) CMS
12 14 (0.69%) Apache
12 14 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.64%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
14 10 (0.49%) SAS
14 10 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.44%) Drupal
15 9 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 678 (33.22%) MS Excel
2 509 (24.94%) MS Office
3 151 (7.40%) MS Project
4 102 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 85 (4.16%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.15%) Maya
11 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.098%) Revit
12 1 (0.049%) CATIA
12 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.049%) InDesign
12 1 (0.049%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 101 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (1.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.34%) SAP hybris
5 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite
8 3 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 3 (0.15%) Maximo
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.098%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.049%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.049%) Changepoint
10 1 (0.049%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 212 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 211 (10.34%) Office 365
3 76 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (3.33%) IaaS
5 43 (2.11%) PaaS
6 28 (1.37%) SaaS
7 25 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.54%) Boomi
8 11 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.29%) Yammer
11 5 (0.24%) GitHub
12 2 (0.098%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.098%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.098%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.098%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.049%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.049%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 140 (6.86%) DNS
2 89 (4.36%) DHCP
3 84 (4.12%) WAN
4 83 (4.07%) Firewall
4 83 (4.07%) LAN
5 77 (3.77%) TCP/IP
6 74 (3.63%) SAN
7 65 (3.18%) Skype
8 54 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
9 47 (2.30%) VPN
10 45 (2.20%) LTE
11 40 (1.96%) Internet
12 38 (1.86%) LDAP
12 38 (1.86%) SMTP
13 34 (1.67%) NetScaler
13 34 (1.67%) VoIP
13 34 (1.67%) VoLTE
14 32 (1.57%) Kerberos
14 32 (1.57%) NAS
15 23 (1.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 93 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 64 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
6 56 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (2.55%) MS Access
8 41 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (1.81%) Oracle Database
10 35 (1.71%) Relational Database
11 33 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
12 32 (1.57%) GIS
13 29 (1.42%) MySQL
14 28 (1.37%) Power BI
15 23 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
16 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
17 19 (0.93%) DB2
17 19 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
18 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
19 13 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 95 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 79 (3.87%) Visual Studio
3 43 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 43 (2.11%) Selenium
4 34 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 29 (1.42%) JIRA
6 28 (1.37%) NUnit
7 25 (1.22%) TeamCity
8 20 (0.98%) MSI
9 19 (0.93%) Subversion
10 17 (0.83%) MSTest
11 15 (0.73%) WebDriver
12 13 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
13 12 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.54%) Jenkins
15 9 (0.44%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.39%) WiX
17 6 (0.29%) ERwin
17 6 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
17 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 299 (14.65%) Finance
2 152 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 92 (4.51%) Advertising
4 58 (2.84%) Retail
5 48 (2.35%) Marketing
6 35 (1.71%) Legal
7 27 (1.32%) Banking
8 24 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.88%) Military
9 18 (0.88%) Spanish Language
10 17 (0.83%) Electronics
11 15 (0.73%) French Language
12 14 (0.69%) Back Office
12 14 (0.69%) German Language
13 13 (0.64%) Billing
14 12 (0.59%) Publishing
15 11 (0.54%) Italian Language
15 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.49%) Games
17 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 344 (16.85%) Analyst
1 344 (16.85%) Developer
2 197 (9.65%) Architect
3 164 (8.04%) Project Manager
4 132 (6.47%) .NET Developer
4 132 (6.47%) Consultant
5 102 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 80 (3.92%) Support Analyst
7 74 (3.63%) Service Analyst
8 62 (3.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 58 (2.84%) Administrator
10 57 (2.79%) C# Developer
11 55 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
12 54 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
13 53 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 51 (2.50%) Windows Engineer
15 49 (2.40%) Desktop Support
15 49 (2.40%) Microsoft Developer
16 46 (2.25%) IT Support
16 46 (2.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (14.36%) .NET
2 124 (6.08%) XML
3 123 (6.03%) ASP.NET
4 113 (5.54%) HTML
5 103 (5.05%) CSS
6 99 (4.85%) Web Services
7 73 (3.58%) jQuery
8 59 (2.89%) WCF
9 55 (2.69%) .NET Framework
10 50 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 48 (2.35%) AngularJS
12 41 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (1.71%) Middleware
14 32 (1.57%) Ajax
15 31 (1.52%) RESTful
16 30 (1.47%) COM
17 26 (1.27%) HTML5
18 23 (1.13%) REST
18 23 (1.13%) SOAP
19 21 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 99 (4.85%) Data Centre
4 51 (2.50%) PKI
5 34 (1.67%) Clustering
6 33 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.62%) Replication
7 31 (1.52%) Blackberry
8 30 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 29 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.08%) e-Learning
11 21 (1.03%) Economics
11 21 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 17 (0.83%) CESG
13 17 (0.83%) Cryptography
14 16 (0.78%) Fat Client
14 16 (0.78%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.78%) User Experience
15 14 (0.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 700 (34.30%) Windows
2 262 (12.84%) Windows Server
3 204 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 178 (8.72%) Windows 7
5 171 (8.38%) Linux
6 161 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 101 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (4.21%) Windows 10
9 70 (3.43%) Unix
10 64 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (2.30%) Windows XP
12 43 (2.11%) Android
12 43 (2.11%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.71%) Windows 8
14 29 (1.42%) Windows Vista
15 28 (1.37%) Mac OS X
16 27 (1.32%) Solaris
17 23 (1.13%) AIX
18 21 (1.03%) CentOS
19 11 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (12.40%) ITIL
3 218 (10.68%) Project Management
4 164 (8.04%) Migration
5 137 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (6.47%) MVC
7 128 (6.27%) CRM
8 120 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 112 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 87 (4.26%) Scrum
11 69 (3.38%) Change Management
12 67 (3.28%) Service Management
13 61 (2.99%) ITIL V3
14 60 (2.94%) TDD
15 58 (2.84%) ETL
16 57 (2.79%) Web Development
17 56 (2.74%) Analytics
18 55 (2.69%) ERP
19 53 (2.60%) Mentoring
20 50 (2.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 365 (17.88%) SQL
2 272 (13.33%) C#
3 157 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 135 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 84 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 65 (3.18%) VB
7 56 (2.74%) Java
8 51 (2.50%) C
9 45 (2.20%) VBA
10 37 (1.81%) Perl
10 37 (1.81%) VBScript
11 36 (1.76%) C++
12 34 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 31 (1.52%) Python
14 25 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.73%) PHP
16 14 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.64%) TypeScript
18 10 (0.49%) XPath
19 9 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 411 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 297 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 148 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (5.54%) Degree
5 101 (4.95%) DV Cleared
6 49 (2.40%) MCSE
7 48 (2.35%) MCP
8 41 (2.01%) MCITP
8 41 (2.01%) MCSA
9 36 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (1.42%) CCNA
11 28 (1.37%) ISEB
12 25 (1.22%) ISTQB
12 25 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.18%) CISSP
14 20 (0.98%) CCNP
14 20 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
15 19 (0.93%) PMP
16 18 (0.88%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.04%) SLA
2 58 (2.84%) QA
3 23 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.59%) RMADS
7 9 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.24%) COBIT
9 5 (0.24%) ISO22301
10 4 (0.20%) GAAP
11 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.098%) COSO
12 2 (0.098%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.098%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.049%) GDPR
13 1 (0.049%) GMP
13 1 (0.049%) SDET
System Software
1 489 (23.96%) Active Directory
2 204 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.84%) vSphere
5 53 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (2.01%) XenDesktop
7 36 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (1.71%) XenApp
9 28 (1.37%) XenServer
10 27 (1.32%) VMware ESX
11 23 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.59%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.54%) Docker
14 11 (0.54%) vCloud
15 8 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.34%) Firmware
16 7 (0.34%) Sendmail
17 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 145 (7.10%) SCCM
2 48 (2.35%) SCOM
3 42 (2.06%) WSUS
4 26 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 23 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (0.98%) Puppet
7 17 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 16 (0.78%) AirWatch
9 14 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (0.59%) Nessus
11 12 (0.59%) vRealize
12 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.44%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.39%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 340 (16.66%) VMware
2 159 (7.79%) Oracle
3 137 (6.71%) Cisco
4 136 (6.66%) Citrix
5 101 (4.95%) HP
6 85 (4.16%) Remedy
7 83 (4.07%) SAP
8 82 (4.02%) Red Hat
9 40 (1.96%) Ericsson
10 39 (1.91%) Dell
10 39 (1.91%) Symantec
11 34 (1.67%) NetApp
12 30 (1.47%) Apple
12 30 (1.47%) EMC
13 27 (1.32%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.27%) Sophos
15 25 (1.22%) Intel Security
16 23 (1.13%) IBM
17 22 (1.08%) Juniper
18 20 (0.98%) ServiceNow
Farnborough, Hampshire
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Rate: £9.38 - £10.38 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sussex
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
South East
EMBS Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
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Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
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Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
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Surrey
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Farnborough, Hampshire
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spring Technology
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Hampshire
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Newbury, Berkshire
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Reading, Berkshire
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Berkshire
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Berkshire
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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